Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez took one look at the Guardian’s correspondent and yelled out: ‘Hey, Gringo!’ But if he could never quite fit in, Jonathan Watts has come to love the continent he is now leaving after five years It was the merest of glimpses, but no less thrilling for that. Show More Summary
BRASILIA (Reuters) - A Brazilian strategist was paid $20 million under-the-table for the 2012 re-election campaign of the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, much of it handed over in cash by the man who now leads Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro, according to a plea bargain statement made public on Thursday.
A former political consultant has accused Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of paying her $11 million in cash to cover the costs of the 2012 re-election campaign of the late Hugo … Click to Continue »
CARACAS, Venezuela — In 1999, the year Hugo Chávez took office, Venezuelan voters overwhelmingly backed his push to rewrite the constitution. Chávez was so pleased with the new version that he ordered millions of pocket-size editions to be handed out across the country. He liked to whip out a copy in the middle of his speeches […]
The socialist Venezuelan government-owned oil firm, Citgo, donated $500,000 to help cover the costs of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. It called Venezuela’s spending into question under Nicolas Maduro, Hugo Chavez’s protege, as people are starving and the country’s cash reserves are dwindling quickly.
On Wednesday Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro — the successor to late socialist President Hugo Chavez — announced that former minister Tareck El Aissami would become vice president of the country. That means in a country of complete...Show More Summary
Over the past year, it has become fashionable to draw parallels between Donald Trump and foreign leaders, especially populist leaders in Europe and Latin America. One of those leaders is former Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez. For example, the San Diego Union-Tribune’s editorial board asserts that Venezuela has fallen apart due to “the obstinance and delusions […]
There are still places in the world where they haven’t heard of Aleppo. Venezuelan president Maduro has announced a Hugo Chavez Peace Prize. The first winner is Vladimir Putin.
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday announced the creation of peace prize in honor of late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, and said he was awarding it to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
As a young man, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro played electric guitar, not sports. But like the men who mentored him, Cuba’s Fidel Castro and the late Hugo Chavez, he views the country’s Olympic achievements as a validation of his economic and social policies. Also, he is fond of wearing track suits in the colors of […]
On Tuesday night Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced a cabinet reshuffle o n his weekly TV show " In Contact With Maduro." General Nestor Reverol, a former minister under Hugo Chavez was named Interior Minister. On Monday a court in Brooklyn, New York indicted him for drug trafficking. Show More Summary
LIMA (Reuters) - A Peruvian prosecutor said Thursday that late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and two Brazilian construction companies may have bankrolled President Ollanta Humala's campaigns before he took office in 2011.
Former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez may have died of cancer, but he didn't die of natural causes, according to the country's Vice President Aristobulo Isturiz.
This weekend Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced a 30 percent increase in the minimum wage. This marks the twelfth increase since he took over from Hugo Chavez in 2013, and comes on the heels of a 25 percent increase March 1. Show More Summary
In 2005, the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez moved quickly to remodel his nation by weaving “21st Century Socialism” into its socioeconomic...
The last time Venezuelan politicians tried to topple a president, the blowback buried them. In 2002, they promoted a military putsch against socialist leader Hugo Chávez. But amid massive street protests, the coup collapsed and many of the conspirators fled the country or landed in prison. That’s why on Tuesday, when a new generation of […]
CARACAS (Reuters) - Two former cabinet ministers under late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez are seeking an investigation to trace the fate of some $300 billion allegedly embezzled during the past decade through a complex currency control system.
PARIS (Reuters) - Venezuela's chief climate negotiator aims to visit the tomb of late socialist President Hugo Chavez to honor him as the unacknowledged architect of the Paris agreement on Saturday to slow global warming.
Dictators are typically bad losers. Whenever the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez felt in danger on the eve of an election, he would conjure the possibility of violence, death, or chaos if the vote didn’t go his way. The modernShow More Summary
With global oil prices in a prolonged slump, late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez’s vision of “21st-century socialism” is in trouble both at home and abroad. The movement Chavez founded risks losing control of the National Assembly in legislative elections Sunday, even as...